The best time to shave your legs is actually at night

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There may be a reason as to why shaving your legs never really turned into a job well done. As it turns out, you should have been shaving them at night. As if your bedtime routine wasn't annoying enough already!

According to Good Housekeeping, night is the best time of day to tackle the tedious task of shaving legs.

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Best results are acquired at night since when we sleep, our legs become warm and swell slightly, which means that the little hairs we may have missed shaving in the evening retreat back into their follicles and are less obvious in the morning when we wake up.

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Sleep eating

Nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder is characterized by people sleep walking to their kitchens and eating. Often times, they have no recollection of it, and only realize when they discover messes and missing food.

Sometimes, the patient has severe weight gain and other health issues attributed to the disorder. 

Frequently, the foods eaten are high in fat, sugar and carbohydrates. Furthermore, people with the disorder create bizarre food combinations with the items they have access to in their kitchen. 

Acting out their dreams

REM sleep behavior disorder physically play out their dreams, moving their bodies or even getting out of bed.

Their dreams are so vivid and real, that during REM sleep, which normally restrains your muscles, your body still flails. 


It is possible to experience auditory, visual, tactile and olfactory hallucinations, as many times, the person cannot tell what is part of a dream and what is part of reality. 

The hallucinations often happen in the stages right before sleep (hypnogogic) or after sleep (hypnopompic). Hypnogogic can be associated with sleep paralysis and a fearful sensation. 

Hypnopompic is usually associated with dreams and 'feeling a presence in the room'. 

Sleep sex

Called 'sexsomnia', it falls under the category of parasomnia, the stage right before you fall asleep.

When a person has this disorder, they oftentimes engage in sexual acts with a partner or themselves, while asleep. They have no recollection of it. 

It is more common for people who normally are affected by other sleep disorders, or those taking sleep medications.

Sleep texting

Apparently, more and more people are sending texts in their sleep. 

"It is very common for people to do things in their sleep that they do repeatedly during the day," said a neurologist in an article to BBC. 

Understandably, the texts make little sense to the person after they've woken up. 

Exploding head syndrome 

It occurs when you're about to drift off into sleep, and suddenly a loud noise goes off in your head. 

Another parasomnia event, exploding head syndrome sounds similar to a clap of thunder or bomb. However, it sounds as if the noise could be heard by everyone, but in reality, it's internal.


Meanwhile, if you shave in the morning, legs feel smoother than they really are, making us believe we have achieved the perfect shave -- and if you step outside, the cold will tighten your skin and the hair will feel more prickly.

So night seems to be the way to go, but just remember to avoid shaving after a long bath, because wrinkled skin will make a hard task even harder.

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